Detective Roy Vance Johnson

Detective Roy Vance Johnson

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, October 31, 1974

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Roy Vance Johnson

Detective Roy Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an escaped prisoner who had shot and wounded a Wichita detective.

Two other deputies were also shot and wounded during the arrest. The suspect escaped the scene but was eventually caught and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Johnson had served with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge D-16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Rest in peace Detective Johnson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2020

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